Le Saint Louis -> 1671 Aimable

Nominal Guns48DBF
NationalityRoyaume de France
OperatorMarine Royale
Keel Laid Down9.1656NNF-1610
First Commissioned1659DBF
ShipyardBrest - Brittany DBF
Constructor Jean LaureDBF
CategoryFourth RateDBF
National RateTroisième RangDBF
Ship TypeShip of the Line DBF
Sailing RigShip RiggedDBF
Broken Up10.4.1689DBF


DimensionMeasurementTypeMetric EquivalentNNF-1610
Length of Gundeck140' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)45.472 (149′ 2″ Imperial)
Length of Keel110' 0"French Feet (Pied du Roi)35.728 (117′ 2″ Imperial)
Breadth31' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)10.2312 (33′ 6″ Imperial)
Depth in Hold14' 6"French Feet (Pied du Roi)4.5878 (15′ 0″ Imperial)


1670Broadside Weight = 442 French Livre (477.0064 lbs 216.359 kg)NNF-1610
Gun Deck22 French 24-Pounder
Gun Deck12 French 12-Pounder
Gun Deck8 French 10-Pounder
Gun Deck12 French 8-Pounder
Gun Deck6 French 6-Pounder

Crew Complement

Date# of MenNotesSource
1659355 NNF-1610
1673325 DBF

3 Flag Officers

12.1663 - 1664Chef d'Escadre Abraham II Duquesne (1610-1688)NNF-16101666 - 6.1666Chef d'Escadre Pierre Certaines de Fricambault (1620-1666)NNF-16107.1666 - 1667Chef d'Escadre François-Bénédict de Rouxel (Marquis de Grancey) (1635-1679)NNF-1610

2 Commissioned Officers

1674Capitaine en Second Jacques-Auguste Maynard (Sieur de Bellefontaine de la Malmaison) (1646-1720)ref:6871684Capitaine en Troisième Pierre de Bagneux (1650-1718)ref:687

Service History

1670Refitted as a 56 gun Third Rate Ship
24.6.1671Renamed AimableDBF
28.5.1673First Battle of Schooneveld
4.6.1673Second Battle of Schooneveld
11.8.1673Battle of Texel
8.1.1675/76Second battle of Stromboli
22.4.1676Battle of Agosta
2.6.1676Battle of Palermo
23.5.1683Second Bombardment of Algiers
17.5.1684Bombardment of Gènes


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